Conoce a nuestros lobos

El Wolf Conservation Center participa en los programas federales de recuperación y liberación de dos especies de lobos en peligro crítico de extinción: el lobo gris mexicano y Lobo rojo.  The WCC's two 'lobos embajadores' residen en exhibición donde ayudan a enseñar al público sobre los lobos y su papel vital en el medio ambiente. A través de los lobos, el CMI enseña el mensaje más amplio de conservación, equilibrio ecológico y responsabilidad personal para mejorar la administración humana de nuestro mundo.

LOBOS EMBAJADORES

Wolves have been demonized and misunderstood for much of human history. Because wolves are highly politicized animals, common misconceptions about wolves can cause real harm. Helping to correct misinformation is an effective way to help wolves.  The Wolf Conservation Center's (WCC) two Ambassador wolves help open the door to understanding what wolves really are.  Silas and Nikai inspire our guests onsite in South Salem, NY and inspire thousands more around the world via live webcams.

Silas

Silas (meaning "of the forest" in Latin) is brown and gray, and was named through a public naming contest. He was born on April 21, 2023 and arrived at the WCC a few weeks later.

Nikai

Nikai (que significa "pequeño santo" o el que vaga) es un lobo canela y gris que se unió a la familia del Wolf Conservation Center en mayo de 2014.

Lobos Rojos y Lobos Grises Mexicanos

Desde 2003, el WCC ha desempeñado un papel fundamental en la preservación y protección de estas especies en peligro mediante la reproducción y la reintroducción cuidadosamente gestionadas. Hasta la fecha, el WCC sigue siendo una de las tres mayores instalaciones de mantenimiento de estas especies raras y siete lobos del Centro han tenido la extraordinaria oportunidad de recuperar el lugar que les corresponde en el paisaje salvaje. 

Lobos grises mexicanos

El lobo gris mexicano (Canis lupus baileyi) or “lobo” is the most genetically distinct lineage of gray wolves in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the most endangered mammals in North America. By the mid-1980s, hunting, trapping, and poisoning caused the extinction of lobos in the wild, with only a handful remaining in captivity. In 1998 the wolves were reintroduced into the wild as part of a federal reintroduction program under the Endangered Species Act. Today in the U.S., there is a single wild population comprising 241 individuals.

lobos rojos

el lobo rojo (Canis rufus) is one of the world’s most endangered wild canids. Once common throughout the southeastern United States, red wolf populations were decimated by the 1960s due to intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat. A remnant population of red wolves was found along the Gulf coast of Texas and Louisiana. After being declared an endangered species in 1973, efforts were initiated to locate and capture as many wild red wolves as possible. Of the 17 remaining wolves captured by biologists, 14 became the founders of a successful captive breeding program. Consequently, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared red wolves extinct in the wild in 1980. As of January 2024, there is a single wild population comprising only 13 known individuals.